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Kingston University

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Foundation Degree (Pre-Pharmacy)

UCAS Code: F190

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

A-Level Chemistry Grade D and A-Level Biology (preferred), Maths or Physics. AS Biology is required at Grade D if not taken at A level

Equivalent of 74 UCAS points from Science related Access to Higher Education

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include a minimum of 4 in Chemistry, Maths and Biology at Higher Level and grade 4 in English at Standard Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Applied Science only.

UCAS Tariff

72

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pharmaceutical chemistry

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This foundation degree has been accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

– This course offers a good grounding in pharmacyrelated subjects. Once you successfully complete the course, you’ll be able to join Year 2 of the Pharmacy MPharm course or top-up to a pharmacy-related BSc (Hons)

– Many modules incorporate online blended learning, allowing you to study effectively when not on campus.

**About this course**

If you know you have potential but want support before starting a degree in Pharmacy or a pharmacyrelated degree, then this course could be perfect
for you.

Successful completion of this course means you can join Year 2 of the Pharmacy MPharm programme. Alternatively, you may top-up your qualification to a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Science.

This course studies the main areas of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical and chemical sciences. You’ll take the same modules as students of Year 1 Pharmacy, plus additional modules in chemistry, mathematics and other subjects. You’ll also be able to specialise in an area that interests you. Your scientific learning will be supported by academic and professional skills development.

Modules

Please note that this list is an indicative list and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1: PY4110 - Academic and Professional Skills Portfolio , PY4120 - Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, PY4130 - Foundation Chemistry for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, PY4140 - Life Science and Medicines.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, workshops/practicals, tutorials, work-specific tasks and assignments, and online learning.

Assessment is through assignments, presentations, tests, exams and project reports.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Pharmaceutical chemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


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Physical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Chemistry graduates are in demand from a wide range of industries, from the food, oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals to consultancy, technical analysis and teaching. They're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills — anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs - but good students can usually get grants to take a doctorate, so don't worry about the financing if you think you have what it takes. The recession wasn’t too kind to chemists, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), but things are getting back to normal for this flexible group and it's one of the few degrees that is bucking the current trend and increasing graduate numbers.

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